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Embrace launches Dear Santa 2018

We need your help to sprinkle festive fairy dust over child victims of crime across the UK this Christmas.

Embrace CVOC has launched ‘Dear Santa 2018’ – our seasonal fund-raising campaign to bring joy and happiness to children and young people who have suffered trauma as a result of crime.

Last year our Dear Santa pilot delivered presents to more than 270 children plus  supermarket vouchers to help families on income build special memories.

We want 2018 to be bigger and better!

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The Big Give 2018

DONATE to Embrace this Christmas and see your donation double in size!

We’re delighted to announce that from 12pm on 27th November, your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only. If you’re thinking of making a donation this Christmas, there’s no better time than #GivingTuesday.

Embrace switches to telephone and online support

As we all join the battle to overcome the coronavirus pandemic, Embrace wishes to reassure all our supporters that we have taken the necessary measures to safeguard everyone involved in delivering our services and our beneficiaries.

Our staff continue to work hard to deliver continued communication to the most vulnerable.

The Embrace team is now working from home and we have ceased all face to face support, switching wherever possible to telephone and online communication.

This means that we will not be carrying out any face to face emotional support or counselling therapies for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to work in support of children and young people harmed by crime – necessarily amending the ways we do that in order to continue our vital services.

We remain, very much, open for business!

Embrace - mending, hearts, minds and families

supporting children, young people and families

who are victims of crime

We’re solely focused on supporting children, young people and families who are victims of serious crime.
We help them cope with what has happened, support their recovery and provide services that enable them to put events behind them, move on and fulfil their life’s potential.

Every download of ‘We Will Overcome’ gives hope to child victims of crime, because 100% of proceeds go direct to Embrace.

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The Big Give 2019


DONATE to Embrace this Christmas and see your donation double in size!

From 12pm on Tuesday 3rd December your donations to us will be generously doubled for a limited time only.

Read more

Dear Santa 2019


Dear Santa is our seasonal appeal to deliver gifts of choice to victims and witnesses of serious crime across the UK, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

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Embrace works with law enforcement agencies and safeguarding professionals in a variety of ways. We forge meaningful partnerships with organisations to deliver help.

Our range of emotional, practical, specialist and cheer-up support services make a big difference in brightening young people’s lives after the devastating effects of crime.

Whatever is needed to help a child cope with what has happened, recover and move on is what we aim to deliver.

Please see below for more information on the services we offer.

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Support where it is needed

Embrace provides four distinct areas of support for children, young people and family members..


Straightforward practical support has included paying for school uniform after a bullied child was forced to move home and providing music lessons for a withdrawn teenager who’d been assaulted.


We’ve built a network of counsellors and partnered with Relate too, so Embrace can provide specialist support for young people traumatised by crime. We’ve also developed a family focused approach in this area of our work.


Embrace representatives working within dedicated Victims’ Hubs give us the opportunity to reach out directly to families and children affected by crime and tailor our emotional support, advice and guidance to exactly what’s needed.


Sometimes a family break can make all the di erence. Theme park days and Disney residential holidays have been shown to substantially help the healing process for children and families a icted by serious crime.

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Corporate Partnerships

Partner with us and your organisation will help improve the lives, and life prospects, of children affected by serious crime across the UK.

Our corporate partnerships go beyond simple fund-raising to include a wider commitment to building a better society, where childhood trauma is not a bar to future success.

S+G go for gold!
Slater & Gordon

Lawyers Slater+Gordon have become our first gold level corporate partners in a link-up that formalises a working relationship built up over recent years.

Slater+Gordon are well-known for their sponsorship of police family liaison officer work and events across the UK and have been regular attendees at Embrace’s gala dinners.

“We offer a warm welcome to S+G to our exclusive corporate ‘club’ and look forward to developing our working relationship” said chief executive Anne Campbell.

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We don’t believe any child needing specialist help should have to go on a waiting list.

We always carry out an initial assessment for counselling referrals and, where appropriate, will match those in need of help with specialist young people and family counsellors.

To make a referral, please complete our online referral form by clicking on the button below.

Alternatively you can contact us by telephone or email. We aim to respond in most cases within 48 hours. Urgent referrals will be prioritised.

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Embrace 100 Club
Donate £1,000 a year for three consecutive years and join our new Embrace 100 Club.

We’re looking for 100 businesses from across the UK to form part of our new exclusive corporate network – working with us to mend young lives broken through crime.

Your small commitment will fund therapy for children impacted by serious crime in the UK – empowering their recovery and brightening their life prospects.

In return, you and your employees can enjoy exclusive benefits including:

  • Priority tickets to unique Embrace events throughout the year
  • Preferential access to bucket-list charity challenges and adventures
  • Invitation to attend our annual Embrace 100 drinks reception in London
  • Regular newsletter
  • Positive brand promotion across our channels and events



We are looking for volunteers who can act as local co-ordinators for Embrace Child Victims of Crime all across the UK – letting us know of local events that we can get involved with and representing us.


Why not organise a fundraising event, take part in a sporting challenge, volunteer your time or simply make a one-off donation?